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Gangaburi – Celebrating the essence of Buriganga's heritage

  • Exhibition is manifestation of tradition
  • It will continue until December 30, 2023
  • Spotlights works of seven distinguished Bangladeshi artists
Update : 21 Dec 2023, 08:22 PM

The Brihatta Art Foundation presents the “Gangaburi” exhibition that intricately blends the rich heritage of the Buriganga River with contemporary artistic expressions.

Taking place at the Brihatta Art Foundation in Hazaribagh, the exhibition is a manifestation of “Parampara” (tradition), safeguarding and enlivening the river’s narratives.

Representatives attend the “Gangaburi” exhibition at the Brihatta Art Foundation in Hazaribagh recently. Photo: Courtesy

The exhibition has started and will continue until December 30, 2023.

In collaboration with the European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Bangladesh, and supported by organizations like Alliance Française de Dhaka, British Council Bangladesh, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, EU Delegation in Bangladesh, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, and the Embassy of Spain in Bangladesh, “Gangaburi” is a step towards changing people’s interaction with life-sustaining waterways. 

Photo taken at the “Gangaburi” exhibition at the Brihatta Art Foundation in Hazaribagh recently. Photo: Courtesy

Curated by Shehzad Chowdhury, “Gangaburi” spotlights the works of seven distinguished Bangladeshi artists: Aminul Islam Ashik, Anannya Mehpar Azad, Ahmed Rasel, Kazi Sydul Karim Tuso, Md. Khairul Alam (Shada), Nur A Alaa Siddique, and Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury.

Their diverse artworks, ranging from sculptures to installations and paintings, narrate the storied past and evolving present of the Buriganga, capturing its essence and the city’s collective journey with water.

Representatives attend the “Gangaburi” exhibition at the Brihatta Art Foundation in Hazaribagh recently. Photo: Courtesy

Inspired by the river’s profound stories and the song “Gangaburi” by Kafil Ahmed, this exhibition is a testament to the intertwined destinies of Bangladesh’s natural heritage and artistic innovation.

It symbolizes the deep connection between water and life, echoing the river's role in the country’s civilization and the power of art in shaping environmental consciousness.

The exhibition invites people to explore Buriganga's history, challenges, and prospects for a revitalized future.

It demonstrates how art can transform a once-polluted environment into a wellspring of inspiration and rejuvenation.

Photo taken at the “Gangaburi” exhibition at the Brihatta Art Foundation in Hazaribagh recently. Photo: Courtesy

People are invited to attend the exhibition to experience the unique fusion of art and heritage, where sacred narratives meet contemporary creativity.

“Gangaburi” is not just an exhibition; it's a communal commitment to rejuvenating the Buriganga, embracing everyone’s identity as part of the water cycle.

The exhibition stays open daily (except Thursday) from 8am-8pm at the Brihatta Art Foundation, Mukti Tannery (Building 1), Rooftop. The location is opposite to Gozmahal School.

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